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Francis J Boyd

Military

Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Walter Garbisch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-67881

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission, Shot down by fighters leading 397BG. 7 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984. ...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, PA, USA 1922
Lived in Pennsylvania, USA 1941
Based Matching 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 391BG, 9AF USAAF.

Based Andrews Field 1944 – 23 December 1944

Transferred to 1st PFF Sqn(Prov), 9AF USAAF.

Died Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944

Shot down by fighters leading 397BG to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 44-67881. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 15984.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Tablets of the Missing
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Louisville, KY, USA 30 September 1949

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2017 11:01:46 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763965/?terms=6909359%20Francis%20J%20Boyd
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3296304

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 15:50:50 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, events and unit associations
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